January 26, 2023
Criminal defense attorney Rachel Fiset, a co-founder and managing partner of Los Angeles-based Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo LLP, spoke to Newsweek about the ongoing court case.
Fiset told Newsweek: “The prosecution opened their case today by laying out some of their crucial evidence and garnering sympathy for the victims who had no defensive wounds ‘as if they didn’t see a threat coming from their attacker.’
“The prosecution pointed out that Alex Murdaugh could be heard on a video his son Paul sent a friend right before the murders, which presumably places Murdaugh at the scene of the crime around the time of the murders.
“The evidence will also include a raincoat found at Alex Murdaugh’s parents’ house with large traces of gunpowder on it.
Fiset also predicted how the court case could play out over the next few weeks.
“The defense will attempt to poke holes in the prosecution’s evidence while depicting the Murdaughs as a loving family.
“They will portray Alex Murdaugh as a devoted father and husband who was overcome with grief by the murder of his wife and son.”